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tado° Smart Thermostat - Starter Kit V3+ with Two Add-on Smart Radiator Thermostats - £125.06 @ Amazon
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tado° Smart Thermostat - Starter Kit V3+ with Two Add-on Smart Radiator Thermostats - £125.06 @ Amazon

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Posted 16th Dec 2019

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Tado V3+ Starter kit (normally £199.99), plus two radiator valves (circa £59 each)..... absolute steal... wont last for long.......

Over £300 worth of products..... for £128.

This is the lowest price ever seen... plus great bit of kit.

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Great price!
Don't they charge a monthly fee?

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Edited by: "bellboys" 16th Dec 2019
Was all for this until reading recent reviews about the subscription changes. Shame.
You don't need the subscription.... everything works well without it. Once you set up the system, it just works... ! no need for subscription at all.

If you want to have it you can pay one off fee of £13 at the moment for lifetime subscription anyway..... its really not an issue.
I only need the vertical radiators, rest will go on the bay. Thanks Op
Dchem16/12/2019 11:49

You don't need the subscription.... everything works well without it. …You don't need the subscription.... everything works well without it. Once you set up the system, it just works... ! no need for subscription at all.If you want to have it you can pay one off fee of £13 at the moment for lifetime subscription anyway..... its really not an issue.



But their only USP means you HAVE to subscribe to use it!

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When you have a huge company like Honeywell offering Evohome (the pioneers of after market zoning systems in the UK) with no subs whatsoever it kind of is. 5 years ago when I was looking for a 'smart' heating solution I agonised over what was out there and decided to nail my colours to their mast and never regretted the decision. Being such a huge company as well sort of negates them having to keep fund raising just to stay in business. A whole house wireless heating zoning system is a major expense after all. Not a decision to be taken lightly...

PS isn't the 13 quid lifetime offer only available to people whjo have been retrospectively charged, i.e old customers? Or have they changred this now?
Edited by: "bellboys" 16th Dec 2019
I only see an annual £24 subscription rather than £13 one off and customer support seems iffy but the separate rad control is very tempting....
Edited by: "DazzerMac" 16th Dec 2019
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I take it, these don't work with nest? I want to be able to turn certain rads off round the house, almost like zoning.
deleted7202816/12/2019 12:22

I take it, these don't work with nest? I want to be able to turn certain …I take it, these don't work with nest? I want to be able to turn certain rads off round the house, almost like zoning.




No, AFAIK none of the zoning systems work with each other. You would need to buy more Nest rad valves for each rad but check how much that would cost compared to other systems on the market. . Let's be honest, if you are serious about making your heating smart, zoning is the only way.
Edited by: "bellboys" 16th Dec 2019
I have hesitated with buying it but now I think it is a great system . Work really well and app is very good .
Scumbag company charging for geofencing. Shame as the hardware and software are great.
How will this talk to my boiler? Does that relay thing that is hardwired to boiler come with this?
I still dont see the fuss of geofencing. Cant you you switch these on over app?
FunkiestMonkey16/12/2019 14:26

How will this talk to my boiler? Does that relay thing that is hardwired …How will this talk to my boiler? Does that relay thing that is hardwired to boiler come with this?


you will need this one as well:
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lacom16/12/2019 14:51

you will need this one as …you will need this one as well:https://www.amazon.co.uk/tado%C2%B0-Extension-Kit-wireless-Thermostats/dp/B00P2HT3JK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1HI6V9RO6ED6D&keywords=tado+extension+kit&qid=1576507828&refinements=p_76%3A419158031&rnid=419157031&rps=1&sprefix=tado+ex%2Caps%2C158&sr=8-3


Still seems a cheap price overall
FunkiestMonkey16/12/2019 14:33

I still dont see the fuss of geofencing. Cant you you switch these on over …I still dont see the fuss of geofencing. Cant you you switch these on over app?




A bit of a gimmick IMO. And I'm assuming you need location on all the time on your phone (and being used by the app), which is a major drain on battery.
FunkiestMonkey16/12/2019 14:58

Still seems a cheap price overall


it's really good price for tado. But when you see Drayton Wiser dropping to £109-120 with Heat Hub included, you start to think, which system to buy. Drayton Wiser can have geofencing by using IFTTT but it's not the same.
I don't have any system yet, can't make decision.
lacom16/12/2019 14:51

you will need this one as …you will need this one as well:https://www.amazon.co.uk/tado%C2%B0-Extension-Kit-wireless-Thermostats/dp/B00P2HT3JK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1HI6V9RO6ED6D&keywords=tado+extension+kit&qid=1576507828&refinements=p_76%3A419158031&rnid=419157031&rps=1&sprefix=tado+ex%2Caps%2C158&sr=8-3


From my understanding you only need the extension kit if you have a hot water tank and would like smart control for it, or if you don’t currently have a wired thermostat.
lacom16/12/2019 15:15

it's really good price for tado. But when you see Drayton Wiser dropping …it's really good price for tado. But when you see Drayton Wiser dropping to £109-120 with Heat Hub included, you start to think, which system to buy. Drayton Wiser can have geofencing by using IFTTT but it's not the same.I don't have any system yet, can't make decision.


I’m currently stuck between Tado v3 or hive. I would like automated geofencing and smart TRV’s (at a reasonable price) ideally which is what is offered from the v3 Tado, but hive has notification geofencing (not so good if driving on your own) and is quite a bit cheaper considering you can also control your hot water for no extra cost and a bonus of smart light bulbs for near enough the same cost. Decisions decisions.
bellboys16/12/2019 11:55

But their only USP means you HAVE to subscribe to use …But their only USP means you HAVE to subscribe to use it!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u82tCF7Au5kWhen you have a huge company like Honeywell offering Evohome (the pioneers of after market zoning systems in the UK) with no subs whatsoever it kind of is. 5 years ago when I was looking for a 'smart' heating solution I agonised over what was out there and decided to nail my colours to their mast and never regretted the decision. Being such a huge company as well sort of negates them having to keep fund raising just to stay in business. A whole house wireless heating zoning system is a major expense after all. Not a decision to be taken lightly...PS isn't the 13 quid lifetime offer only available to people whjo have been retrospectively charged, i.e old customers? Or have they changred this now?


Depends what you consider to be a USP. Evohome have, in my opinion, a very ugly design especially with those awful looking LCD screens on the TRVs, whereas I think the tado TRVs look nice.

I also spent a few years watching the competition. I wanted to see how the systems evolved over time and how much support they seemed to be providing. And I was never fully happy that any of the companies will still be backing the same products in 10 years time.

There are many pros and cons for each system and each company. In one way, I agree that Honeywell being a big company could be an advantage for longevity, as they can afford to be making losses for a while on the Evohome range. But it could also work the other way - often big companies abandon products if it doesn't get the support they expect or if they decide they want to do it differently. The same applies for Drayton.

Personally I preferred the way the Tado platform has evolved over time. I see the subscription as a benefit - I'd rather pay a small monthly fee if it helps maintain the platform. After all, there is obviously a cost involved in any internet-facing service. It also increases the incentive for Tado to provide backwards compatibility and long-term support for their products if they are receiving an income from the service. Sometimes when products last a bit too long and a company's income dries up, they will develop new products that are not compatible to force people to upgrade.
deleted7202816/12/2019 12:22

I take it, these don't work with nest? I want to be able to turn certain …I take it, these don't work with nest? I want to be able to turn certain rads off round the house, almost like zoning.


You can use Tado TRVs with Nest room thermostats. I've not done it myself, but I've seen many people online that have successfully done it.
edanfalls16/12/2019 16:15

Depends what you consider to be a USP. Evohome have, in my opinion, a very …Depends what you consider to be a USP. Evohome have, in my opinion, a very ugly design especially with those awful looking LCD screens on the TRVs, whereas I think the tado TRVs look nice.I also spent a few years watching the competition. I wanted to see how the systems evolved over time and how much support they seemed to be providing. And I was never fully happy that any of the companies will still be backing the same products in 10 years time.There are many pros and cons for each system and each company. In one way, I agree that Honeywell being a big company could be an advantage for longevity, as they can afford to be making losses for a while on the Evohome range. But it could also work the other way - often big companies abandon products if it doesn't get the support they expect or if they decide they want to do it differently. The same applies for Drayton.Personally I preferred the way the Tado platform has evolved over time. I see the subscription as a benefit - I'd rather pay a small monthly fee if it helps maintain the platform. After all, there is obviously a cost involved in any internet-facing service. It also increases the incentive for Tado to provide backwards compatibility and long-term support for their products if they are receiving an income from the service. Sometimes when products last a bit too long and a company's income dries up, they will develop new products that are not compatible to force people to upgrade.




You seem to be suggesting you are happy to pay 3 quid a month to help keep them afloat. Each to their own. But fact is they've had 102 million quid of funding since their inception. I can't imagine the founders own much of the company now anyway.

And if you are placing the lovely tados on standard ugly radiators your argument regarding rhe relative looks is somewhat weakened

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Edited by: "bellboys" 16th Dec 2019
bellboys16/12/2019 17:37

You seem to be suggesting you are happy to pay 3 quid a month to help keep …You seem to be suggesting you are happy to pay 3 quid a month to help keep them afloat. Each to their own. But fact is they've had 102 million quid of funding since their inception. I can't imagine the founders own much of the company now anyway.And if you are placing the lovely tados on standard ugly radiators your argument regarding rhe relative looks is somewhat weakened [Image]


Yes I'm well aware that a lot of people would prefer to not pay a subscription fee. That's why I think there is no "right" choice. After looking into the different companies for a while, there didn't seem to be a clear leader. Even if Nest came out with their own TRVs, despite the size of Google they are also known for abandoning projects. So it's a risk either way.

And most of our radiators are not standard ones, but "designer" ones. That's a nice looking radiator there of yours, but in my opinion the Evohome looks very ugly on it. But it's just a personal preference.
edanfalls16/12/2019 17:42

Yes I'm well aware that a lot of people would prefer to not pay a …Yes I'm well aware that a lot of people would prefer to not pay a subscription fee. That's why I think there is no "right" choice. After looking into the different companies for a while, there didn't seem to be a clear leader. Even if Nest came out with their own TRVs, despite the size of Google they are also known for abandoning projects. So it's a risk either way.And most of our radiators are not standard ones, but "designer" ones. That's a nice looking radiator there of yours, but in my opinion the Evohome looks very ugly on it. But it's just a personal preference.



Post us a pic of one of yours I've never seen the tado in situ
bellboys16/12/2019 15:02

A bit of a gimmick IMO. And I'm assuming you need location on all the time …A bit of a gimmick IMO. And I'm assuming you need location on all the time on your phone (and being used by the app), which is a major drain on battery.


Your phone probably knows it’s location all the time anyway from mobile phone signal (when you have signal). I notice absolutely no difference in battery with tado location turned on. Turn it off it makes no difference.
Edited by: "ec9wrr" 16th Dec 2019
BigD8316/12/2019 15:33

From my understanding you only need the extension kit if you have a hot …From my understanding you only need the extension kit if you have a hot water tank and would like smart control for it, or if you don’t currently have a wired thermostat.


Thats interesting. I do have a plumb center wireless thermostat. Can that wireless sender be made to work with this?
Crickey, seen some negative responses..... at the end of the day, this is an amazing price for a smart thermostat and 2 radiator valves (and still best product on market in my view- believe me - I have done my research).... probably will not be available tomorrow at this price, given Amazon are matching a 3rd Party reseller with one product in stock!

I'll try and give responses to the questions in separate replies, as I have had the system for some time, and keep adding. Also bought this for most of family as great present and talking point.
DazzerMac16/12/2019 12:11

I only see an annual £24 subscription rather than £13 one off and customer …I only see an annual £24 subscription rather than £13 one off and customer support seems iffy but the separate rad control is very tempting....


Once you have joined, they are offering half price yearly fee until 31st December (so they tell me online)
deleted7202816/12/2019 12:22

I take it, these don't work with nest? I want to be able to turn certain …I take it, these don't work with nest? I want to be able to turn certain rads off round the house, almost like zoning.


Yes they will work with Nest or Hive. Not on same App, but you can just operate in separate app or put into IFTTT or Apple HomeKit. To be honest, once set up, you shouldn't have to go back and change anything on any app, thats the point of an intelligent heating system, as they learn. Two apps, not the end of the world anyhow, how many times do you flip between Whatspp and texts when talking to your mates....
lacom16/12/2019 15:15

it's really good price for tado. But when you see Drayton Wiser dropping …it's really good price for tado. But when you see Drayton Wiser dropping to £109-120 with Heat Hub included, you start to think, which system to buy. Drayton Wiser can have geofencing by using IFTTT but it's not the same.I don't have any system yet, can't make decision.


Tado is such a better system....
bellboys16/12/2019 15:02

A bit of a gimmick IMO. And I'm assuming you need location on all the time …A bit of a gimmick IMO. And I'm assuming you need location on all the time on your phone (and being used by the app), which is a major drain on battery.


I'm guessing you are an employee of a competitor of Tado for such responses.. Such numerous poor and negative comments, for such a great price (which is the basis of this website) This Is just a heads up of a fantastic price of an amazing system. If not for you. fine move on.
Dchem16/12/2019 21:08

I'm guessing you are an employee of a competitor of Tado for such …I'm guessing you are an employee of a competitor of Tado for such responses.. Such numerous poor and negative comments, for such a great price (which is the basis of this website) This Is just a heads up of a fantastic price of an amazing system. If not for you. fine move on.


A classic comment given your deal posting history.
Edited by: "bellboys" 16th Dec 2019
FunkiestMonkey16/12/2019 19:13

Thats interesting. I do have a plumb center wireless thermostat. Can that …Thats interesting. I do have a plumb center wireless thermostat. Can that wireless sender be made to work with this?


I doubt that would work with the Tado, though you could always ring them to see if they can advise you. I was meant to call them today to check I can just replace my existing wired thermostat with Tado thermostat making the live switching to the boiler directly. Of course I will also need the bridge for wireless control and geofencing.
I’ve been using this without a subscription just fine.
Just ordered, the price is actually down to £122.06.
Can this be used without a subscription?
Price gone up to £320
tom619517/12/2019 10:39

Can this be used without a subscription?


Yes. But not fully. Tado site has details.
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